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His appointment makes it much more likely that the federal government will offset tax cuts with big reductions in spending elsewhere. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They urged the federal government in Delhi to intervene. Times, Sunday Times (2017)Both blamed America's economic troubles on the federal government. Times, Sunday Times (2017)When federal agents decided enough was enough, they were given the full backing of the attorney-general. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Although he’s thinking about its relevance to US federal government policy makers, it prompted me to think about our relevance in a wider sense. Computing (2010)Staying out of federal court became a top organizational priority. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsIts success depended on massive and sustained support from the federal government. America Past and Present (1995)What will this do for the federal budget? Times, Sunday Times (2008)Their rebellion strengthened the demand for a strong new federal government. America Past and Present (1995)Some federal employment laws apply only to employers having a specified number of employees. Christianity Today (2000)Further appeals can be pursued through the federal court system. A Conceptual View of Human Resource Management: Strategic Objectives, Environments, FunctionsThere were also large budget transfers from federal to provincial government. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She is accused of lying to federal agents when she said that she had no idea what was on it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The federal government tried 19 men for violation of civil rights. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The drug remains illegal under federal law, which makes the overall legal situation somewhat hazy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The release came just hours after a bail hearing in federal court in Chicago. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The federal government had run deficits pretty much continuously for 30 years. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Promising to abolish three federal government departments, he could remember only two of them. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A federal judge also accused him of lying in court. Times, Sunday Times (2016)US lawmakers want to replace the two with a new system of federal mortgage reinsurance. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A new or expanded federal programme usually applies throughout the nation. Rural Land-Use Planning in Developed Nations (1989)Armed federal agents stood by. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There is also a federal agency for special economic zones, with a budget of 700 million. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A federal judge in Chicago has sent the case for trial next month at a court in Illinois. Times, Sunday Times (2016)
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Translations for 'federal'
British English: federal ADJECTIVE
In a federal country or system, a group of states is controlled by a central government.
Five of the six provinces are to become autonomous regions in a new federal system of government.
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